AccessAbility Services What is a Hearing Impairment?
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A hearing impairment is a partial or full decrease in the ability to detect or understand sounds. The severity of hearing impairments can range from mild to severe.
Hearing impairments can be a result of a variety of different injuries and/or medical conditions that can be present at birth or acquired later in life. Some of the common causes of hearing impairment include:
disease or illness
long-term exposure to environmental noise